Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Government Software to Create Fake People for Online Forums

The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues.

The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online.

More details here

Read contract here.

Air Force launching similar effort.

The idea is to create an illusion of consensus in order to get people to feel like they need to compromise. How sad if we compromise on principle due to pressure applied by some government bots!


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